GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

Games With Gold August 2021: 2 More Free Xbox Games Are Available Now

Darksiders 3, Yooka-Laylee, and more are free in August for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.


We've reached the halfway point of August, which means that the current Games with Gold lineup has changed. Each mont new month, a new batch of free games are available for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to claim. Starting today, August 16, you can claim Yooka-Laylee and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. The pair of games join Darksiders 3, which is free all month. Meanwhile, the other August freebie, Lost Planet 3, is no longer available to claim.

Developed by Gunfire Games, Darksiders 3 is an action-RPG that will appeal to those who miss the days when open-world games didn't dominate the AAA game space. As a more linear action game, Darksiders 3 has stylish Souls-like combat that is surprisingly challenging (sometimes to its detriment) and a great atmosphere. Though it's certainly the weakest entry in the series, it's worth checking out for yourself. Darksiders 3 is available to claim for free all throughout August.

Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, and it definitely pays homage to the formula of the classic platforming series. Yooka-Laylee is a collectathon platformer that rewards players for searching every inch of its worlds. While Yooka-Laylee doesn't add anything new to the genre, it's an enjoyable platformer with colorful characters and worlds that will likely appeal to the youngsters in your home. Yooka-Laylee will be up for grabs from August 16 to September 15.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves is part of the Fatal Fury fighting game series and features more than a dozen fighters. It originally released for Neo Geo back in 1999 and was ported to Xbox 360 in 2009. Garou can be claimed from August 16 to August 31.

Free Games with Gold for August 2021

  • Darksiders 3 -- August 1-31
  • Yooka-Laylee -- August 16-September 15
  • Lost Planet 3 -- no longer available
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves -- August 16-31

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 35 comments about this story